One of the (many) things I love about plays and musicals is that it opens you up to all kinds of new cultures and worlds. I probably never would have ventured to try krumkake if not for Church Basement Ladies. What a fun experience! I actually learned quite a bit about special Norwegian dishes. My … Continue reading Norwegian Krumkake
Frenzied can definitely describe this spring, and early summer. I feel like we’re all burning the candle at both ends. Thank goodness planting is over, and scott has been able to get the crops treated. You have a pretty narrow window to get the corn sprayed before it gets too tall, and he was sweating … Continue reading Frantic and frenzied
Here's a little Gigstad Family update! I'm sad to announce that my partnership with Rainbow Communications has ended, so I won't be filming full episodes anymore. But I'm looking at it as a door closing and keeping my eyes open to future windows of opportunity presenting themselves! In the meantime, I've been doing some shorter … Continue reading You’ll Never Work in This Town…Oh Wait…
So, our kiddos in our homeschool co-op are studying a new state in the United States each week. Learning about it's history, landmarks, topography, etc. And so, my friend had the fantastic idea to pick a food from each state in the United States to have each week. I’m in charge of picking the food … Continue reading Handpies for Kids!
Ugh! It's just been such an emotional year! Are you with me in being so, so tired? Just emotionally drained? Depleted? Exhausted? Spent? Numb? Comatose? Ok, I'll stop now! Because life has resembled an emotional rollercoaster the past few weeks, I hope you'll keep your expectations low on this being a perfectly written post, but, … Continue reading This post is not perfect…but Martha’s Vineyard is!
Hey! Even with a pandemic, it seems like life just doesn't slow down, does it? We're busy here, preparing for school, trying to tie up some loose ends before we get bogged down with harvest and some evening activities starting up again (fingers crossed!!). These things have been keeping me (ok, distracting me!) from touching … Continue reading Top 5 things that have been going on…can you relate?
Well, hello there! It’s been a while and just like you, I’ve been trying to keep up with everything that’s going on in our country right now. Some joyful things are that Cal is freshly 5 (sob! I’m not joyful about this at all). What will I do when he’s too old to want to … Continue reading A little update…
Congratulations to Sena of Woodstock, Georgia! If you follow Highbrowdownhome on FB or Instagram @extravagantwife, you might recall that I had a Mother's Day recipe contest going, asking viewers of the show to submit their favorite recipe they associate with mom. Sena submitted this scrumptious cake recipe, and it's so luscious, PLUS it has a … Continue reading Sena’s Rum Cake
I was lucky enough to get to see my dad a few weeks ago. I served this up one evening and he absolutely adored this dip. As in "Jessica, you should be a restaurant consultant" loved it. Bless his heart! So in my clinical study, it's a big hit with the men-folk. You're going to … Continue reading Three Cheese Beer Dip
Scott has been selling hay to Brian, a beef farmer out by Seneca for years and years. It takes nine trips for Brian to haul all the hay to their farm, which is about 45 minutes away from us. It's a several day process, Brian has a lot of mouths to feed! Sadly, I’ve never … Continue reading Great Loss and Small Gain